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  • Global strategy with localized manufacturing

    Issue: October 2015

    A very intriguing trend is occurring among plastics machinery and equipment suppliers. We started hearing about it during NPE and then it became more obvious [more]

  • Forgash leads the family business

    Issue: September 2015

    For Tony Forgash Jr., machine design has always been a family affair. After completing an engineering program in college, he went to a tool and die apprentice [more]

  • Remote, but resolute: Mich. firm builds local workforce

    Issue: September 2015

    One of the first things I heard in the plastics industry was how difficult it is to find skilled employees. That was in 1989, but if you fast-forward 26 [more]

  • Master of reinvention

    Issue: August 2015

    For Arthur P. Haag, president and CEO of Neutrex Inc., slowing down after a distinguished career in the specialty chemicals industry was just not part [more]

  • Engineer at heart

    Issue: June 2015

    As a young salesman in Iraq, Helmar Franz kept his head down and sold injection molding machines while missiles fired from Iran flew overhead. A few years [more]

  • Listen closely, you may hear injection molding's future

    Issue: June 2015

    One of the highlights for me at NPE was an opportunity to spend an hour with Helmar Franz, executive director and chief strategy officer for Haitian International [more]

  • Man of principles

    Issue: May 2015

    Jere Irwin learned the art of machining at a young age and has an enduring respect for the craft. He spends much of his time every day roaming around the [more]